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Pushing for springSubmitted: 04/14/2014
Story By Karolina Buczek

Pushing for spring
RHINELANDER - The snow can't stop some people from preparing for spring.

Despite the weather, some local hardware stores have more customers buying spring products like flowers.

Some stores are pushing spring items because they want to help their customers move on from winter.

"We're into spring. We're getting ready for summer. Despite what it may look like outside, we're pushing to get the spirit of warmth," said Don Pelkowski, an employee at Rhinelander Home Depot.

Some stores have already sold out of vegetable plants.

They believe people are excited to start gardening because they're sick of the cold.

Even though there is snow on the ground, not many people have been coming in for snow supplies.

Some stores don't have any more winter supplies in stock.

"We haven't has any shovels or roof rakes in about a month and a half. We have about a half dozen bags of winter salt left and we have one snow blower that was returned to us. Other than that, our winter stuff is pretty well gone," said Pelkowski.

Employees expect more people to buy spring plants when their next shipment comes in.

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What We're Working OnSubmitted: 09/20/2017

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Fire ripped through a home in western Vilas County this morning, torching the attic, main floor, and basement. Everyone made it out safely, but tonight, that couple is wondering what they do now. Tonight we hear the couple's story and get their reaction to the fire.

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We'll bring you the details on these stories and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.

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One local apple orchard is booming even though it underwent a few changes right before the picking season hit.

"I've taken over the farm, and we're transitioning now to ownership," said Olivia Telschow who was a nurse for more than 12 years. However, that all changed two years ago.

"My dad had a bout of cancer and it really took him out of the position to farm full time," explained Telschow.

And two weeks ago her mother retired which let Telschow change from manager of Helene's Hilltop Orchard in Merrill to the new owner.

"It was kind of a blessing," said Telschow.

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 Volunteers took about 20 young hearted seniors on an all-day ATV and UTV ride. 

They rode from Enterprise Camp ground, down the west loop and around Pelican Lake. 

"It's heartwarming you're doing something for the community and giving somebody the chance to do something they wouldn't get to do," said Trail Coordinator John Knudsen.

Knudsen helped organize Senior Ride when it started four years ago.

"It's a life experience and they keep signing up every time," said Knudsen.

When Senior Ride first started it had just eight ATV's now about 20 ATV and UTV drivers volunteer. 

Volunteers come back every year for a few reasons. 

"It feels good [to give back to] the community [and] to help the elderly out," said volunteer driver Michael Haupt.

In addition, the passenger and driver relationship quickly changed to friends.

"Well look at me he's been wonderful, he's hit every puddle," said Haupt's passenger Iva Fernholz.

These seniors believe there are more experiences and rides to enjoy. 

"You should start living life," said Haupt.

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"I see that there are certain resources in there that could be used," said Banh. 

Banh has spent the last four years collecting old and new bikes as well as bike parts. 

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The analysis was prepared by attorneys for the Wisconsin Legislative Council at the request of Democratic state Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling.

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MADISON - A bipartisan band of young Wisconsin legislators has formed a group called the Wisconsin Future Caucus.

The caucus' co-chairs, Democratic Representative Amanda Stuck and Republican Representative Adam Neylon, announced the formation of the group during a news conference Wednesday.

They said they've got about 20 lawmakers 40 years or younger on board.

Neylon said the group will serve as a bipartisan platform to discuss issues affecting future generations.

He says the caucus plans to examine potential legislation dealing with self-driving cars and exempting young mothers from jury duty.

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